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BASF Data Engineer - Cloud and Automation (m/f/d) in Köln, Germany

Job Field : IT / Information Management

Location : Köln,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Farming GmbH

Job ID : EN59453777ONLE2

First information about our application process can be found here:

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Karina Urich, Tel.:+49 30 2005-58528

xarvio Digital Farming Solutions powered by BASF is at the forefront of the digital transformation of agriculture optimizing crop production. xarvio offers digital products, based on a global leading crop model platform, which deliver independent field-zone-specific agronomic advice enabling farmers to produce their crops most efficiently and sustainable. The xarvio products SCOUTING, FIELD MANAGER and HEALTHY FIELDS are being used by farmers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Working at BASF Digital Farming GmbH is equally as innovative as our products: we have a global network and work with agile methodologies in a start-up atmosphere. Join our team! Learn more about xarvio at or visit any of our social media channels.

Agriculture is all about balance. The balance that is crucial to everyone's existence - also applies to our Agricultural Solutions division. We connect innovative thinking with practical action to find the right balance for success - for farmers, agriculture and future generations. With seeds and traits, crop protection and digital solutions, we help farmers produce food more efficiently, protect the land and meet the needs of society.

What you can expect

With its xarvio (TM) product portfolio the BASF Digital Farming GmbH enables farmers to improve and automate agriculture by using data such as smart sensors, advanced models, and artificial intelligence.

  • You will design, implement and operationalize batch as well as real-time data processing pipelines and systems in the AWS cloud that push the boundaries of extracting customer as well as business insights from our data.

  • Furthermore, you will identify areas for process improvements and simplification including automation, server-less computing, scalable architectures as well as component re-use.

  • You will take active ownership and operational responsibility in the quality as well as scale of end-to-end data platform solutions by adoption of standard methodologies in continuous integration and delivery, automated testing, Infrastructure-as-Code.

  • In agile teams you will work together with stakeholders including the product, data and design teams building features end-to-end, resolving technical issues, or providing data mentorship.

  • Finally, you will be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively including giving and receiving candid feedback.

What we expect

  • degree in computer science or a related field with at least two years of work history or comparable work experience with strong emphasis on data pipelining, processing and automation

  • proficient in SQL and strive to write maintainable code in at least one major programming language like Java, Python, C/C++ or Scala

  • hands on experience in designing and developing in the AWS cloud (S3, Glue, Step Functions, Lambda, Kinesis) as well as new technologies

  • experience with Infrastructure-as-Code (Ansible, CDK, Terraform) and container technologies as well as understanding of software and data testing methodologies

  • strong oral and verbal communication skills in English to partner with data scientists and engineering stakeholders effectively

We offer

  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.

  • International work culture that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.

  • Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life.